immodest

[ih-mod-ist]

adjective

not modest in conduct, utterance, etc.; indecent; shameless.
not modest in assertion or pretension; forward; impudent.

Origin of immodest

First recorded in 1560–70, immodest is from the Latin word immodestus unrestrained, immoderate. See im-2, modest
Related formsim·mod·est·ly, adverbim·mod·es·ty, noun

Synonyms for immodest

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Related Words for immodestly

openly, unabashedly, unashamedly, boldly, audaciously

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British Dictionary definitions for immodestly

immodest

adjective

indecent, esp with regard to sexual propriety; improper
bold, impudent, or shameless
Derived Formsimmodestly, adverbimmodesty, noun
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Word Origin and History for immodestly

immodest

adj.

1560s, "arrogant, impudent, pretentious," from Latin immodestus "unrestrained, excessive," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + modestus (see modest). Meaning "indecent" is from 1580s. Related: immodestly.

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